Life is something that I view as a precious gift from God. When I was younger my favorite toy to play with was baby dolls. I loved the idea of being a mother and having the ability to nurture someone (even if it was an inanimate object) the way my mother had cared for me. I still love the idea of being able to bring a life into this world, it’s a concept so amazingly incomprehensible to me. So as you probably can guess, my views on abortion are strongly pro-life. I believe that God has planned each step of our life. It even says it in the bible, in chapter one of Jeremiah, verse 5: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart”. This bible verse gives me such a feeling of importance, knowing that God thought of me before he made me makes me feel special. This is one of the reasons why I believe that abortion is wrong. God planned that baby’s life even before it started growing in the womb, so when you terminate a pregnancy you end a life.
At my school pro-life is not a very popular opinion. I have friends who come from a religious background where their parents believe in pro-life, but they don’t. I think one of the reasons for this is because they have strict parents whom they’ve listened to their whole lives and now being in high school and almost an “adult” they want to start forming their own independent opinions. And I think that having an independent mind is wonderful. However, these opinions are being formed from biased media sources that are strongly liberal and they may not being hearing any reasons for the other side of the discussion. I would encourage parents to talk to their teen in an open discussion about what they believe and listen to what the teen believes and ask why they believe what they do. But here are some tips for the conversation: try not to be too forceful when sharing your opinion and be open to their reasons for believing in what they believe in. Good Luck with the conversation if you choose to have it.